I can't believe my little girl just turned 15! We don't have to do the math on how old that makes me. In truth I had her very young. This year Chloie wanted to have another slumber party since last year she had such a blast. I'll admit the idea of a bunch of girls screaming and running a muck around my house wasn't my first choice. But honestly she has some wonderful friends so I can't complain. After going some rounds with her on themes I suggested she do a blacklight party. It's been quite the task but well worth the effort.
That's the look of sugar absorbing through her skin. She's over the moon with excitement! Chloie cracks me up!
I didn't have time to make a cake this year. I usually make one but with all the work I did in the basement I had to just buy one at the last minute. Chloie LOVES chocolate, me not so much but this cake was surprisingly moist and wonderfully delicious!
I just have to note that every photo I took of Piper looked like this! LOL! She was so happy to be a part of her sister's party.
I regret that I didn't get nearly as many photos as I would have like to of our basement. I got a cold at the end of Chloie's party and it slowed me down. However since we bought a lot of reusable things we plan to do the same theme for Piper later this year. Piper, of course is ecstatic about that. I'll be sure to take more photos later this year and improve on my blacklight photography. It's quite challenging photographing in a nearly dark room. There aren't a lot of tutorials on the subject. Many that are out there didn't work for me. A tripod is a MUST! Any motion, while it can look cool, will leave a ghostly blur.
We had a lot of fun decorating the basement. The whole family got in on the hands. Sadly I got a bit carried away with the splatter painting and while we did have drop cloths laid out, it did get everywhere in places. Thankfully we fully intend to replace the carpet sometime in the future. It's not in the best condition. I made the large streamers from hula hoops, paper, and streamers.
The girls had a wonderful time and Chloie tells me that they are still talking about her party at school. This was definitely the best birthday yet! If you are interested in what we used, most of the things can be found at the Dollar Tree, Party City, Home Depot and Wal-Mart. (<---though I will note I dislike that store) You'd be surprised the things you thought would be blacklight reactive that weren't and vice versa. I took the suggestion from another site and bought a small blacklight flashlight and carried it around with me when I went shopping. What a time saver!
Take Care & Enjoy,